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on the fiscal cliff showdown between the white house and congress. learn what president obama >> 4:47 right now. and removed the fiscal cliff showdown. president obama will meet with leaders today to discuss the deficit. they have an unorthodox ideas they are proposing to let the government go over it, at least temporarily to give their party more bargaining leverage for change later on. a deal is not reached by december 31 massive cuts and tax hikes could kick in and spark another recession. today will find out if nancy pelosi will continue in her position or step down. she was thought to become speaker again but democrats failed to win the house majority. >> on the hill, congress looking at whether this could have been prevented. house subcommittee will hold a hearing this morning for the head of the food and drug did ministration and the owner of the pharmacy at the center of the outbreak expected to testify today. 32 people have died, 438 people have become sick from contaminated steroid injections. >> testimony resumes in the trial of a bill in-state student accused with killing her roomma
the fiscal cliff, the combination of tax hikes and spending cuts. mr. obama was also forced to answer questions about the resignation of his cia chief and the events that unfolded in benghazi. >> the president of the united states, reelected and reinvigorated with big plans for his second term. >> i hear you have some questions for me. >> not the questions he might have to imagine a week ago. instead the white house is dealing with not a sex scandal of the cia director. >> i have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed. >> should the fbi have told him sooner about the affair? >> i am withholding judgment as to how the entire process surrounding general petraeus up.e of we do not have all the information yet. >> general david petraeus resigned after admitting to an affair with his biographer, house last brother's night. 's file e-mails sent by pawlenty -- hostile emails sent by broadwell. barack obama is desperate to move on, but the message from capitol hill is not so fast. members of congress are troubled by questions about david petraeus. to address them,
to prevent the federal government going over the fiscal cliff. president obama will meet with at the whiteers house. labor union leaders met with the president today. tomorrow, we expect to learn nancy pelosi will leadership.e party she had saw to become speaker of e again but the controls failed to win of the house. it is a safety alert after a of men go on a brazen crime spree. we speak exclusively with the victim. >> monica was the first. >> my cell phone was dead so i not call 911. >> the men demanded a sex act. when the 23-year-old explained transgendered, the men tried to rob her. >> that was started just before midnight. robbery, double rape, and attempted kidnapping. the targets? women. >> we think it is the same group guys committing the crimes. >> police said the suspect 27-year-old when your 44th street. -- will amend the near 44th street. the police say to women walking on 48th street were the same redman in car. when suspect grabbed the victim -- said she was taken inside the car and raped. another suspect grabbed the said --man and police said she was also raped. >> this needs t
. >> still ahead, a big day on tap for president obama. fiscal cliff, congress, the sex scandal all on his agenda. we're going to take a closer look at that and more next. >> check it out. also a baby panda gets the rock star treatment in california. why the big celebration? does he need a reason? we'll explain. >> as we head to the break, here's a live look. latest waeth letter and traffic coming up from tucker and julie next. it's 7:26. we'll be back.  >>> back now with this morning's sports breakfast. skipper davy johnson has been named manager of the year. and made their first playoff appearance. this is the second such honor for johnson who turned 70 in january. in 1997 he was named the american leagues top manager. you know what team he was named manager? >> baltimore orioles. >> that's right. >> he got cheated. >> yeah. i thought he would get it. >> if you were the manager for a team 15 years. >> would have been cool the battle of the beltways stopped. >> a's manager had a great season. >> particularly around here. there we go. let's do the weather. c
goes off the fiscal cliff? here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other expenses. ward will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,000. >>> a tv crew captured a possible tornado over a japanese port on wednesday. a relatively rare occurrence for that country. no damage was reported. >>> and this year's rockefeller christmas tree has arrived
corporate america for congress to reach a consensus before the country falls off the so-called fiscal cliff. president obama is holding nearly a week's worth of discussions with activists and business leaders from across the country. labor leaders who spent time at the white house tuesday say the president remains committed to tax breaks for the middle class and higher taxes for the wealthy. also yesterday, tech executives from dell, intel, ibm and more warned congress and the president failing to take action is "unacceptable." today he meets with the ceos of ge, walmart and other corporations. david siegel, the ceo who told his employees that some of them would face layoffs if president obama was re-elected, instead handed out 5% raises. his company, westgate resorts, enjoyed record profits this year and he says he wanted to share the wealth. not exactly upbeat about t t t ture, siegel says his employees will need those raises to deal with the impending higer costs he believes everyone will have to dure under an obama administration. a tasty piece of americana may be in jeopardy. hostess b
right now with president obama talking about the fiscal cliff, talking about ways to get the deficit and debt situation in this country in order. as soon as those ceos start coming out, they include the ceo of honeywell, ibm, a number of ceos in industrial businesses. of course, the only financial services representation there is american express. no other bank was invited to this meeting. as soon as these guys and gals start walking out, we'll bring you some interviews with them. president obama held a press conference meanwhile today on everything from the fiscal cliff to the sex scandal involving former cia director david petraeus and the embassy attack in libya. eamon javers is in washington right now. he has the highlights. >> hi, maria. no specific olive branch here from the president during the press conference to republicans in terms of the fiscal cliff negotiations. the president twice now referencing his own re-election, suggesting the american people voted here for a very specific set of outcomes. take a listen. >> if there's one thing that i'm pretty confident about, it's
conference, the looming fiscal cliff was the other big subject. president obama said he would look at reforming entitlements and stand firm on his promise to increase tax rates for high earners. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tonight on the prospects for some kind of compromise. >> with the u.s. economy due to hit the fiscal cliff, trillion of tax increases and spending cuts, president obama called for a catch henceive deal and said he is not going to one on the top 2%. >> we cannot afford to extend the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. we can make sure that middle class taxes don't go up. if we get that in place we are removing half of the fiscal cliff. >> speaker john boehner offered what he considers a balanced approach generating the revenue from tax reform and entitlement reform. late today, boehner said the president's position is flawed. >> we are not going to hurt our economy an make job creation more difficult. which is exactly what that plan would do. >> letter sent by the u.s. chamber of commerce and signed by 232 organizations calls on the president and con
. >>> muchas gracias, el presidente obama se referencoba refiriÓ al precipicio fiscal que hay en el paÍs. el mandatario defendiÓ su teorÍa de subir los impuestos a los mÁs ricos y no a la clase media. >>> el escÁndalo del ex director de la cia sigue en manos de investigadores que tratan de determinar el alcance de los correos electrÓnicos. >>> en la primera conferencia de prensa despuÉs de la reelecciÓn el presidente obama fue bombardeado con preguntas sobre el escÁndalo petreus. >>> no tengo pruebas de que se haya revelado informaciÓn calificada, rechazÓ criticar al fbi por presuntamente no haberle informado del tema antes de las elecciones. >>> lo que sÍ hizo fue elogiar la labor del ex director de la cia que maÑana testifica ante un comitÉ de inteligencia sobre lo ocurrido del ataque a un consulado en libia. >>> tiene informaciÓn de eso y queremos saber. >>> presiÓn sobre quÉ pasÓ durante el ataque y cuando lo supo el presidente. >>> el senador john mccain acuÓo a obama y su embajadora de naciones unidas de no decir nada al paÍs. >>> dijo que mccain deberÍa enfrentarse
continues to unfold. president obama addressed the looming fiscal cliff and many other issues as well as his -- at his first press conference. >> the owner of the specialty pharmacy is refusing to answer questions on that nationwide meningitis outbreak. his pharmacy the new england compound center is blamed for the tainted steroid shots tied to 32 deaths. victims and families are calling on congress to act. >> they deserve every penalty that can be brought against them. it is proven that they're guilty. >> at what these people to know what kind of person [inaudible] because of a lack of concern. >> many in congress want to give the fda oversight of any company that makes drugs in one state but seldom in others. others question why regulators did not act sooner to shut down the compound center. >> alexis simpson is on trial for the murder of dominique frazier. brad bell is at the courthouse and has the latest. >> the jury has now heard from each of the four students that were in the dorm suite and witnessed the struggle. each has maintained that simpson was the aggressor. and she could have w
boswell reports the pressdent also discussed the looming fiscal cliff which could mean taaes will go up on almostt every ammrican family. 3 boswell says: "presidennt obama again says hh will "not" ok a deal extending tax cuts trying to avoid the uppominn - fiscal cliff. he then addressed questions onnthe grooinn sex scandal surrounning the formerrcia director and the atttck on the u-s missson in benghazi." no evidence national security scandal involving the now &p"former" ia irector davvd petraeus and the top uus. comannder in afghanistan.obama saas: "i am withholding judgment withhrespect to how the entire process surrounding top lawmakers re angry they the fbi invvstgation that led to the petraeus resignation. on congressiooal questions about adminstration tatements the deadly attack on the u-s consulate in benghhzi was a spontaneous demonstration and not a terrorist attack the president aggresively defended u-n ambassador susan rice. obama says: "if senator mccain and senator graham, and somebody, they should go aater me. 14:04:07 to besmirch er reputat
-mart, the giants of u.s. business down with president obama to discuss the fiscal cliff. i keep thinking if we got 10 business people in a room we could solve this thing. >> and he has 12 business people in the room. american express, dow chemical, general electric, all different perspectives you got, but some people are pointing out some of the absentee, wall street in particular. essentially saying to continue conversations with wall street executives. especially when it comes to the fiscal cliff, spoke to a few of them on the way in, no concrete answers on what they hope to address with the president. half the participants involved in some way whether it is the child's counsel for a number of different months, while the meeting is underway hopefully see these guys within the next hour or so. a pretty big day, the president giving a news conference opening oup a bit commission encouraged by some of the news that came out of the news conference specifically willing to look at tax reform, a serious look at entitlement and perhaps even discretionary spending cuts. that is not a commitment to that,
ceos and the president over the fiscal cliff. reports today say obama wants 1.6 trillion in new taxes, two times what republicans were offered last year. is this whole negotiation going nowhere? >> cisco not only surprises the street with a beat but says the u.s. enterprise business is showing signs of improvement. >>> and abercrombie silences the shorts. >> the president is scheduled to meet with a dozen ceos this afternoon to hear their concerns about looming tax increases and spending cuts. 73% of participants in a "wall street journal" ceo council conference said the fiscal cliff is their primary concern. goldman chairman and ceo lloyd blankfein talking about the importance of avoiding the fiscal cliff. he writes there's more than a trillion dollars of cash that is sitting on the balance sheets of u.s. nonfinancial companies with certainty about tax rates, companies will increase their capital expenditures currently at anemic levels contributing to a virtuous cycle of jobs and growth." if there was a disagreement as to whether this is becoming a mainstream story. story of "usa tod
. also on tap, the fiscal cliff. president obama is meeting with business leader at the white house again today. and this comes as we could get word of another change at the top. house minority leader nancy pelosi will announce her future in congress later on this morning. so big news ahead today on the hill. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty plea. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. w
in his public schools. >>> the fiscal cliff, how much room is the left willing to give president obama on entitlement reform? what is the breaking point? on issues like social security and medicare? the president may have found out today when he met with them, labor and progressive leaders. we'll talk to one of the people in that room. fascinating stuff coming up here. >>> yes, people are looking forward to 2016, and the name on everybody's list and lips is hillary clinton. the nomination will be hers if she wants it. who doesn't know that? >>> finally, think we're all coming together after the election? not in texas where 60,000 people have signed a petition to secede from the union. what else is new? one gop official down there even wrote a column asking for an amicable divorce from what he called the maggots who elected president obama. they won't quit. read my lips, by the way, no new texas. that republic's not coming back. this is "hardball," the place for politics. broadway show megapixels place to sleep little roadster war and peace deep sea diving ninja app hipster glasses 5% c
the scandal involving two u.s. generals and the women they were involved with. >>> president obama will face the media head on regarding petraeus and allen, as well as the nation's fiscal cliff. >>> and a tragic plane crash kills three pilots on their way to an faa safety conference. well, good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. and today for the first time we expect to hear from president obama directly as his administration is rocked by scandals involving two of the men he counted on most, former cia director david petraeus and afghan war commander general john allen. well, the newest headlines in the investigation are creating even more of a tangled web. this morning "the wall street journal" reports general allen, who is now under investigation for e-mails between he and jill kelley of tampa, florida, is telling associates that he received an e-mail traced back to paula broadwell, the petraeus biographer accused of sending harassing e-mails to jill kelley. according to "the journal," allen says the broadwell e-mail was written under the pseudonym kelley patrol. it's describing kelley as
was compromised. and vows not to kay in to republicans over the fiscal cliff. mr. obama says the country can't afford to continue tax cuts if for wealthiest americans and says he won't extend the bush tax cut for the top 2%, as he did two years ago. "special report" from washington starts at 6:00 p.m. eastern. now back to new york and five "the five." ♪ ♪ >> greg: all right. so in the wake of obama's alleged re-election, some citizens are calling for secession. people from all 57 states have filed petitions in favor of seceding from america on the obama administration's we the people website. so far, close to 700,000 signed on and petitions from alabama, florida, georgia, louisiana, north carolina, tennessee, texas grabbed at least 25,000 signatures. now to me, secession is silly. but what is not silly is actual catchtition. why not for four years pit red states against blue states with the respected ideas and have us put to the test and see who succeeds? red states will have fracking. blue will have frats. red states will have free markets. blue will be v fre have free pi. red states, d
here on channel 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. and president obama will also address the so called fiscal cliff during his news conference. those are the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to go in effect on january 1st. the tax policies center estimates the average household faces a tax increase of $3,500 if the white house and congress do not reach an agreement. well the government that she has wholesale inflation fell during the month of october. a big drop and gasoline all set a rise in the cost of food. it's the first decline in whole prices since may. a hearing is under way on capitol hill on the meningitis out break that killed 32 people nationwide. a pharmacy in massachusetts that distributed steroid injections is connected to that deadly out break. house lawmakers say their goal is to figure out who new what and when. the own over the pharmacy, the food and drug administration commissioner will testify. coming up ahead on 9 news now. a solar spectacular captures the attention of millions of stargazers. and also we want to let you know that we have set up a phone bank in order
. >> as we said, president obama also addressed the impending fiscal cliff. the president said the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all-americans and called on republicans to support an extension of existing tax rates for householding earning $250,000 or less. >> there are two pathways available. option one, if congress fails to act by the end of this year, everybody's taxes will automatically go up, including the 98% of americans that make less than $250,000 a year. and the 98% of small businesses who earn than less than $250,000 a year. that doesn't make sense. >> the president said the nation's top priority right now has to be jobs and continued growth. and while he says he's open to compromise and new ideas, the president said he will not accept lowering tax rates for the wealthiest americans. >> there was a bizarre and frightening shooting at a wal-mart in maryland. the cops have some unusual clues they are working on even as we speak. >> reporter: this store's overnight shift manager was brought out into this parking lot after a robbery at 4:30 in the morning and shot. >> the
having the nation go over the fiscal cliff. today president obama will meet with top american ceos to get their thoughts. on tuesday, labor leaders went to the white house to talk about the fiscal cliff. >> we are committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class. and making sure that's rich people pay their fair share. >> if things do not change, scott will expire for middle income americans in january. the tax policy center says they face a tax increase of $3,500. >> thinking this refund may not be a possibility for those who do use that money at the end of the year to take your big expenses, that would be top. >> democrats want higher taxes on the wealthy, and to keep tax breaks for the middle class. a new poll shows many americans think lawmakers are too far apart. they think congress will not reach a deal. i am martha reporitng. >> paul ryan speaking about the results of the election. he says he was optimistic until the end. court's we thought we had a very good chance of winning. the polling and the data and all of the smart people who watch this stuff, they had a pretty o
president obama will meet with business leader at the white house to discuss the looming fiscal cliff. the ceos of a dozen major companies will attend. among them the heads of ibm, ge, ford and walmart and this follows the president's meeting yesterday with labor leaders and comes ahead of his meeting with congressional leaders on friday. joining me now congress many woman maxine waters. fiscal cliff was coined in the hearing last winter. congresswoman, great to have you here. white house press secretary jay carney said that president obama plans to open negotiations by calling for 1$1.6 trillion in additional tax revenue, far more than republicans are open to, willing to accept and double the amount that speaker boehner offered the president during the debt negotiations last year. also during these closed door meetings yesterday with labor leaders, the president reportedly vowed that he would, quote, not budge when it comes to letting the bush tax cuts expire for the country's highest earners. do you think, though, with all that being said that there will be a compromise to be made?
think that you will also hear some questions about the fiscal cliff, we expect president obama's sort of opening offer to congress to be $1.6 trillion in new revenues including increasing taxes on wealthy americans and larger corporations. having said that, thomas, i think that the overwhelming majority, i shouldn't say the majority but he'll get a lot of questions about the petraeus situation. >> a lot of people watching this today. kristen, thanks so much. you can watch the news conference live right here on msnbc 1:30. >>> i want to bring in our panel. we have ruth marcus, columnist for "the washington post," keith boykin, cnbc contributor and hogan bidly who served as communications director for rick santorum's presidential campaign. great to have you here and ruth, petraeus now testifying or will be testifying on capitol hill. does this bring it all back to the original story and the attention and focus where it needs to be about what happened in benghazi, the loss of four american diplomats and away from this salacious sexual scandal. >> i think you answered your own question. i
already gone over the the fiscal cliff. as president obama goaded congress today to make him take up his offer on higher taxes. a wave of new protests swept through europe. governments have already failed their people. that is the choice we face tonight. either our elected officials bring order to our economy, or there wouldn't be any economy to worry about. as the president spoke today, the markets took a dive down 185 points. the dow jones is down nearly 700 points in the last six trading days since president obama was reelected. the nasdaq in a correction of nearly two thirds of the market also and correction territory. it down more than 10% from recent highs. the markets seem to think that we have had over the fiscal cliff. what did people have to say to have the power to stop it? let's ask republican congressman tim huelskamp. welcome to the show, congressman. we definitely want to talk to you about the president's speech today. he said he is ready for compromise. here is the president. >> i am open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas. i have been encouraged over the past week y
melissa: i'm melissa francis and here's what's "money" tonight. president obama goes for broke, calling for $1.6 trillion, in new tax revenues. probably not what businesses want to hear. will this doubling down derail a deal on the fiscal cliff? >> plus a salary that is as good as gold. one montana lawmaker is demanding to get paid in gold coins. he is here to explain why in a fox business exclusive. >>> screw market prices. one gas station charges $3 more. $3 more per gallon than his nearby competitors. and it is is making a killing. the strategy is far more widespread than you might think. we have details on that coming up. even when they say it's not, it is always about money. melissa: all right. first the day's market headlines. a bad day for stocks just keeps getting worse. a news conference by president obama only amplified fears about the fiscal cliff and down to a 4-month low down 185 points. banks of america led the slide, closing down more than 3 1/2%. one bright spot, cisco shares surged 5% on an earnings beat. >>> now to our top story, president obama may be a betti
's question, do you support the fight over the fiscal cliff? text a for president obama and the democrats and text b for the republicans to 622639 or go to our blog. we'll bring you the results later in the show. joins me now is u.s. senator sherrod brown. we have nina turner coming up later on. >> i love watching nina on your show. >> i get you passionate ohio folks mixed up. >> that's okay. >> sherrod brown with us and mary kay henry, president of the services employment international union who met with the president today. i would be remiss, mary kay, if i did not ask you right off the bat, did the president say he was not going to budge on taxes? he did it once in 2010, and he won't do it again? >> the president was incredibly serious and focused and really relieved to hear that we are going to keep our ground game going, that our working people and community members all across this country are ready to have this fight and want to have the middle class tax cuts permanently extended. that's the action that congress can take right now. and then work together to make sure that the wealth
for obama on negotiations for the fiscal cliff. i think that she was the key when the white house was ready to get of to give up she was the one that brought them back and said just go. >> of the vote was just a formality? >> it yes. it is after two years is she going to give up? is she getting someone time to get ready to ryan issued grooming someone? >> i was really anxious to hear your thoughts on the david the tray as unfair. where is this going and why is it or not important? >> there are two aspects to it. there is the politics of it and the policy of it. the politics are simple you have the head of central intelligence engaging in an extramarital affair. and old cold war james bond type films this is the classic compromise of an intelligence official. that gets capitol hill and the facts as i stated i want to know you came there and started stealing downloading stuff from as i 5. the fact that congress was not notified it became a big political brouhaha over this. when did the fbi know and when did the president know if and when did congress know it? >> they said there will be fines
and moving lower. david: it is not a good sign that stock is moving down. president obama holding a meeting with the top ceos to tackle the fiscal crisis. so what was discussed behind closed doors? honeywell chairman and ceo, he was in the room, our fly on the wall so to speak, he will be here live. liz: and zero chance they will come to a dead steel. -- debt deal. it's been on poll on white there is zero chance david: the president for his first press conference since the reelection. the tax cuts, all on the front lines. ww are live at the white house. [ male announr ] this is steve. he loves risk. but whether he's climbing everest, scuba diving the great barrier reef with sharks, or jumping into the marke he goes with people he trusts, which is why he trades with a company that doesn't nickel and dime him with hidden fees. so he can worry about other things, like what the market is doing and being ready, no matter what happens, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense, from td ameritrade. he's going to apply testosterone to his underarm. axiron, the only underarm treatment for l
the government $82,000. >>> to efforts to avert the fiscal cliff. today president obama holds his first news conference since being re-elected. he'll meet with business leaders to discuss the budget crisis. on friday he meets with congressional leaders as they work to avoid the tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to go into effect next year. if that happens, middle income families will see a tax increase of $2,000. the congressional budget office says nearly 3.5 million jobs will be lost and the unemployment rate will jump to over 9% if a deal isn't reached. the white house says the president is prepared to listen. >> fair to say the president also believes -- he's not looking to box himself in or box other people's ideas out as we approach the conversation that will begin on friday. >> republicans want to hold the line on income tax rates and force bigger spending reductions. >>> on capitol hill today lawmakers will question the head of the pharmacy that's at the heart of the deadly meningitis outbreak. turns out federal health inspectors wanted to hut down the new england compounding cen
. this morning president obama pushing his plan to avoid the fiscal cliff by raising taxes but in a bigger way than was disclosed about it election. also he meets with the white house with heads of major u.s. corporations. what will transpire there. with white house reporters this will be his first post election news conference, lots of questions expected on the fiscal cliff and also on the fiscal cliff. bill: that's $6 gasoline. drivers where they are getting a major case of sticker shock. >> it's crazy. if you go to the other gas stations it's half of this. >> we came in the past and they have always been outray just. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare... now's a good time to think about your options. are you looking for a plan that really meets your needs? and your budget? as you probably know, medicare only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they pick up some of what medicare doesn't pay
% of americans would blame the congressional republicans if we fall off the fiscal cliff. 29% believe president obama would be at fault. and 10% would blame both. >>> president obama will hold a news conference today, his first since winning re-election last week. he'll talk about the fiscal cliff and likely be pushed to comment on the petraeus scandal. that news conference scheduled to start at 1:30ed too. nancy pelosi expected to have a press conference today as well. she will announce whether she'll try to hold on to her position as leader of the democratic minority. maryland's chris van holland is on the short list if pelosi did not decide to run again, but he is on record saying he bleebeli she will run again for that position. >>> this morning an international effort to keep your cell phone out of the hands of thieves. both mexican and european cell providers will not activate a stolen phone. that's at the request of the federal communications commission. the theft of cell phones has jumped 64% since 2007. >>> crews are repaving pennsylvania avenue to get ready for the inauguration on j
obama will hold a news conference. he'll have to address the david petraeus scandal as well as the looming fiscal cliff. it may be the republicans, not the democrats to get a deal done. 50% of americans would blame republicans in congress if it doesn't get worked out. 29% say the president would be to blame. 10% would blame both. we'll be carrying president obama's news conference live at 1:30 thi afternoon. you can watch it on our website. we'll be streaming live on >>> we're following breaking news right now. nbc news learned david petraeus will answer questions about september's deadly attack in benghazi after all. he will testify tomorrow before the senate intelligence committe he was supposed to testify today, until he resigned after admitting he had an affair. tracie potts has more on the growing scandal. >> reporter: at least one member of congress already spoke with the cia about the crowing controversy involving david petraeus and john allen. >> i don't have any reason to think there are national security issues at stake in what transpi transp
the economy. this friday president obama will meet with democrats and republicans to talk about the fiscal cliff in their first face-to-face discussions since the election. in washington, danielle lee, nbc news. >>> one of the longest running daily newspapers is shutting down. the manassas news and messenger told its readers today it will print its final edition on december 30th. its website inside nova also will close. that paper traces its roots to a publication that began in 1869. >>> the stakes are going up at maryland's newest casino. table games will soon join the slot machines at maryland live. the casino could nearly double its staff. as chris gordon reports, it's not just gamblers who are welcoming the expansion. >> reporter: maryland live is a slots parlor. if players want blackjack, dice or roulette, they're offered on video games. >> i like the electronic game. it doesn't have an attitude. >> reporter: soon in addition, there will be a new sound here. 125 table games are coming with 24-hour-a-day gambling. maryland live is looking to hire 1,200 new employees. >> we already have
to be here. thank you so much. >> thanks so much. >>> a fiscal cliff, it's coming and if obama and boehner don't compromise, could mean economic disaster, but some lawmakers say hey, there's no rush. actually, we should go over that fiscal cliff. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >>> people are counting down the days until the nation goes off the so-called fiscal cliff. the tax cuts and cu
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